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SOME R Mandolas
I have build a companion to my Mandolin in this Mandola
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Raywells
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My workshop is fundamentally my 10x12 patio overhung by the balcony of the apt above us. Since essentially these are summer instruments and might be mandolins or mandolas ... I have decided to call them ......................................................  "SOME   R MANDOLINS"  or  "SOME   R MANDOLAS"

The mandolin can be heard elsewere in http://fiddlerman.com/forum/ma.....-mandolin/ the Mandolin section of the Forum and here is the link to my 1st effort to make the mandola sing

Mandola is built with Maple Back, Sides and Neck with a Sitka Spruce Top, bridge is carved maple with a bone saddle and strings are D'Addario EJ72 Mandola strings.

 

Ray

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July 21, 2015 - 10:56 pm
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Sounds good

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Ray.. how lovely.

I adore you mandolins/ola's

Thanks for sharing. Sounds good.

Cheers. 

Toni

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I have a question Ray...

Have you ever fretted a violin fingerboard?

I'm thinking of doing a few and have designed this multi-angle fingerboard fret jig. Just about ready to start construction of it since it appears from all design angles, that it will work quite well.

The only thing I'm still working is the index plate for the fret distances. I have them, just wondering if I should use an index pin, slot, or other form of "master" template to put them on the board itself...or just measure each one with digital calipers from the blade face to the nut end of the board.20150722_005700.jpgImage Enlarger20150722_005725.jpgImage Enlarger20150722_005856.jpgImage Enlarger20150722_005924.jpgImage Enlarger20150722_010054.jpgImage Enlarger20150722_010124.jpgImage Enlargerfret-spacing-chart-3.JPGImage Enlarger5-string-viper-fretboard.JPGImage Enlarger

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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Yeahhhh - right-on @cdennyb - ( that was a gasp of appreciation )  Well cool !    Man, I have not yet started work on my pick-axe-handle fiddle....  you put me to shame...

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes.  

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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I need a soap cutter... it doesn't have to be that precise.. 🙂  

Wow Denny... that is quite a design....

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Ha. This one is only $3500.

http://soapequipment.com/EZway.....oapCutter/

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Hi Tony;  If you dont wait until the bars are totally hard, could you cut the bars with a solid drawn guitar string at a guage larger than a violin E string or maybe a wound guitar string would allow a sawing action. Not unlike a wire cheese cutter. Cheers 🙂

Ray

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